Tag: Art

Artists in the Spotlight: Erin Newman, Paper Quilling Artist

Linda Shannon-Hills Some artists begin their artwork when they are young, while others discover their talents after they have retired from their career. Erin Newman discovered her love of paper quilling after retirement in 2013 from the U.S. Forest Service. Before paper quilling, she started beading and sequinning ornaments, which many other people were doing…

Featured Fine Artist: Bridget Gallagher Robson

Sharon Morey A warm welcome to SaddleBrooke Ranch Fine Artists! Bridget and Bill Robson will be snowbirds for now, alternating their time between this community and Colorado, from which they hail. Bridget is retired from a 30-year career in dental hygiene. About 10 years ago, familiar dental hygiene tools led Bridget to sculpting. During recovery from…

SBR ARTwalk—Better Than Ever

Linda Shannon-Hills After a year off due to the pandemic, the 8th Annual 2021 SBR ARTwalk open-studio tour was held on two days for the first time, on Oct. 23 and 24. It gave the SaddleBrooke Ranch residents more time to visit the more than 51 artists in 35 homes and more than 50 artists selling in…

Glasshoppers’ Trip to Sonoran Glass School

Robin Muck 65 members of SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Glasshopper Club signed up for an outing to the Sonoran Glass School in Tucson to learn how to make glass pumpkins or gourds. Each group of eight to 12 was hosted by a special member of the club who organized the group and made sure that everyone was…

Fine Arts Guild Art and Wine Event

Karen Brungardt The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild once again held their Art and Wine Event, with 40 happy painters, in July 2021! A sack supper was provided to each person along with wine and/or water to start the evening. All art supplies, sack supper, wine, and water were provided by our guild and Karen Brungardt…

SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk Is Back!

Linda Shannon-Hills The SaddleBrooke Artists are preparing their art for the upcoming SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) ARTwalk on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To help residents see some of the artists work before the ARTwalk, we have established a closed-group SBR ARTwalk Artists Facebook group. Only residents and artists…

SDB Fine Arts Guild

Karen Brungardt Intro To Alcohol Inks Sept. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor: Karen Brungardt Discover the thrill of using vibrant colors to learn the basics and complete a project in class. This medium is fun and colorful for eye-catching paintings, making cards, doing abstracts, and other fun projects. Cost: $35 for members, $45 for…

SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk Is Back!

Linda Shannon-Hills After canceling the 2020 SBR ARTwalk, we are excited to announce the scheduling of the eighth annual SBR ARTwalk. For the first time, the ARTwalk is scheduled for two days, on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The SBR ARTwalk is an open-studio tour inviting…

Art and Wine Party Returns!

Arizona sunset in acrylics

Karen Brungardt The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is pleased to announce the return of the Art and Wine Party! The first time we did this (pre-COVID), the event was a huge success for everyone, and now we want to do it again. Well, we’d planned another event in 2020, and, of course, it was postponed.…